Watermelon Has Viagra-Like Effect, Say Scientists

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    July 3, 2008 -- A slice of cool, fresh watermelon is a juicy way to top off a Fourth of July cookout and one that researchers say has effects similar to Viagra -- but don't necessarily expect it to keep the fireworks all night long.

    Watermelons contain an ingredient called citrulline that can trigger production of a compound that helps relax the body's blood vessels, similar to what happens when a man takes Viagra, said scientists in Texas, one of the nation's top producers of the seedless variety.

    Found in the flesh and rind of watermelons, citrulline reacts with the body's enzymes when consumed in large quantities and is changed into arginine, an amino acid that benefits the heart and the circulatory and immune systems.

    "Arginine boosts nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels, the same basic effect that Viagra has, to treat erectile dysfunction and maybe even prevent it," said Bhimu Patil, a researcher and director of Texas A&M's Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center. "Watermelon may not be as organ-specific as Viagra, but it's a great way to relax blood vessels without any drug side effects."

    Todd Wehner, who studies watermelon breeding at North Carolina State University, said anyone taking Viagra shouldn't expect the same result from watermelon.

    "It sounds like it would be an effect that would be interesting but not a substitute for any medical treatment," Wehner said.

    The nitric oxide can also help with angina, high blood pressure and other cardiovascular problems, according to the study, which was paid for by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    More citrulline -- about 60 percent -- is found in watermelon rind than in the flesh, Patil said, but that can vary. But scientists may be able to find ways to boost the concentrations in the flesh, he said.

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    the new i heard was you need to eat 6 cups of water for the "effect"....now after 6 cups of watermelon most men are gonna eat up with a half chub trying to urinate more than having sex but at least watermelon wont kill ya...
     
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    semi chub...only 5 ft to worry with....
     
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    When I eat watermellon before I go to bed all it does for me is to make me have to keep getting up to go pee! Never got any "wood" after eating watermellon except for that one special church picnic but that is a different story!:lol:
     
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    special church picnic....do you know how many rude remarks i am not making at this point....
     
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